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Halsbrook.com, an online retailer of designer apparel, announced the launch of its in-home try-on service. The service, Halsbrook on Approval, will allow the retailer's over-40 female demographic to try on items before charging them to a credit card.
Online revenue is expected to increase by 17 percent in 2015, according to 72 percent of e-commerce companies surveyed by eBay Enterprise. Looking at more than 1,000 online retailers, with revenues of $3 million to $250 million, 75 percent of respondents noted a positive outlook on retail for the coming year.
As part of its effort to establish a consistent omnichannel shopping experience, fashion accessories retailer Charming Charlie implemented an e-commerce digital gift card platform to improve customer engagement and increase sales.
Retailers and consumer packaged goods manufacturers are spending great sums of money, energy and time on their omnichannel sales operations, but only 16 percent of companies said they can fulfill omnichannel demand profitably.
JD.com, China's largest online direct sales company, has launched a new platform that allows international retailers to sell to Chinese consumers. JD Worldwide provides Chinese shoppers with a convenient way to get authentic products while alleviating the need for retailers to establish a presence in China.
E-commerce retailer The Design Republik, which launched this month, will offer shoppers a number of apparel sets for pre-order on the 8th of every month. Designed by two Australian veterans in the fashion industry, sets are available for $350 and shoppers can choose from a limited number of sets that coordinate with future and previous delivery options.
Kroger is rapidly evolving from a traditional brick-and-mortar supermarket chain into an omnichannel and digital commerce retailer. The company, which is the second largest retailer in the U.S. after Walmart, generates more than $100 billion in annual revenue and continues to grow the Kroger brand's digital presence while exploring how to connect and serve customers in a digital world.
Dooney & Bourke was running on a bare-bones e-commerce platform installed more than a decade ago. Saddled with outdated systems, the fashion brand and retailer sorely needed to relaunch its website and create a more powerful online presence. To that end, Dooney & Bourke adopted an on-premise solution designed by Demandware Commerce to create a more compelling experience for online shoppers that also served the luxury brand's 50 stores and 150 boutiques.